Who Owned October (#WOO) – Tallies Updated for American League Wild Card Game – October 5, 2021

Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post

One ace looked the part in the Wild Card Game and the Red Sox bats timed their hits against the Yankees.

Who owned October on October 5?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO(Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

But the World Series deserves its own stats. WOWS (Who Owns the World Series.)

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter. The WOWS total will be kept separately. Each game now counts towards both tallies.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 5, 2021 –


Receiving 1 WOO

Xander Bogaerts put the Yankees on their heels with a 2 run first inning home run. He would reach base 2 more times in the Red Sox 6-2 win.

Nathan Eovaldi pitched brilliantly into the 6th, finishing with 1 run over 5 1/3 innings, fanning 8 Yankees while walking none to earn the 6-2 decision for the Red Sox.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Clay Holmes kept the Yankees in the game with 2 shutout innings of relief. The damage was already done as Boston took the 6-2 final

Giancarlo Stanton collected 3 hits, including a home run, but the Yankees lost to Boston in the Wild Card Game, 6-2.

CURRENT WOO Totals MLB, 2021


Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1, Giancarlo Stanton – Yankees 1/2


Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 1/2 Clay Holmes – Yankees 1/2


The playoffs get started in a few hours… somewhere a player is waking up, unaware that they are going to be the name associated with the World Series title for 2021.

Before the Red Sox and Yankees get the playoffs started with tonight’s Wild Card Game, let me make my official picks. This is not what I want to happen (I want the Red Sox and Giants in the World Series.) This is what I THINK will happen.

AL Wild Card

Yankees defeat Red Sox – 7-1

NL Wild Card

Dodgers defeat Cardinals – 3-2

AL Division Series

Rays defeat Yankees, 3-0

Astros defeat White Sox, 3-1

NL Division Series

Giants defeat Dodgers, 3-2

Brewers defeat Braves, 3-1


Rays defeat Astros, 4-1


Brewers defeat Giants, 4-3

World Series

Brewers defeat Rays, 4-2

So there you have it. For only the second time in the last 100 years, I think two franchises who have never won the World Series will face off for the title and I think there will be joy for the Brew Crew.

These are my picks. Now let’s see how wrong I am.